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tide earlier in president obama's years in the white house, hasn't the deficit, which was huge when he came to office, been getting smaller. >> largely on the back--the sequester cuts which were a small but measurable reduction in over all spending, but also because of the fairly large tax hikes that have occurred under obamacare and under the fiscal cliff deal that they struck on new year's day of 2013. it raised taxes on higher income earners. it's been by extracting more from the american people and not by the government controlling it's out of control spending. >> raised payroll taxes to where it was for decades before they were cut in an emergency. >> but to american families, that now decreased the amount of money that they bring home. >> when you look at healthcare costs, social security and pension, that's where all the growth is. healthcare is the biggest driving factor. with that we're cutting roads, highways, education, medical research, the things that we ought to be investing in because we're holding sacrosank for folks my age. which i appreciate very. but to end the defic
fellow at the hudson institute and author of "what jefferson read, ike watched and obama tweeted: 200 years in the white house." and jodie ray, from the university of south florida, and igor, coauthor of "prescriptions for real healthcare reform." jodie ray, you're helping to guy navigate the insurance. how is it going down there now? >> we've been busy. we've been very busy. we have over 90 navigators on the ground, and we've got a lot of folks scheduling appointments and walking in to get assistance to apply. our navigators have been using all forms of applications to ensure that every consumer that comes in get assisted, but we're seeing more and more of those being done villa the web. in fact, for november, 71% of the applications submitted under our project were done by the web. >> jodie, does the problems with the website end up making the navigators more important? in florida you have a large population for whom english is a second and a lot of times third language. and you have a lot of seniors who may not understand what the law means for them? >> well, i think that's true re
facility. it's the first time that a u.n. team is able to visit the site in more than two years. meanwhile, president obama has said that the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor their nuclear weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was speaking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium, which could be used to build a nuclear bomb but also to generate nuclear energy. iran calls their program peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you asked me what is the likelihood that we're able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a six-month agreement on iran's nuke prarm. rouhani said the deal has already benefitted his country's economy. >>> remembering nelson mandela. today marks the beginning of a week of remembrance.
and poor. it's not a new story or a new subject for president obama. he talked ariel castro it two years ago in a benchmark speech in kansas. and he spoke a little bit about in this year's state of the union. the top 1% in this country have seen their income triple over the course of the last 28 years, meanwhile the middle class has scene their income grow at a modest 1% on average over the course of that same time annually. so the president will be talking about that. he'll be talking once again renewing his call to raise the minimum wage. a lot of talk about that here in d.c. where the city council is voting to raise the minimum wage. democrats are now worried about heading into the midterm election, and with the senate up for grabs, so the president is going there, speaking to a liberal think tank, the center for american progress who is sponsoring the talk. he is bolstering his base, renewing some of his themes he has been talking about and setting his agenda not only for the state of the union speech coming up presumably last month, but also for the last three years of his presidenc
president obama to get more involved. >> i unction that he made an appeal on this the four year anniversary of his detention? is. >> and he says that he feels abandoned by the u.s. government. he also points out in the letter that u.s. officials have gone to measures in the past to try to free american whose are imprisoned abroad. and he talked about his current conditions. he says he spends nearly 23 hour as day in his cell, in his cuban detention center, and he just talks about the physical toll it has taken. also the emotional toll. he is in his 60's, and he just wants to come home. once again trying to make that personal connection to the president. >> okay, reporting from washington, thank you. hi has supported gorillas during the korean war. former members of that group were expecting to meet merrell newman at the airport when he learned of his detention. newman was arrested more than a month ago, moments before his plane was scheduled to take off. he served there the korean war, and authorities say they are holding him there to investigate war crimes. he was shown on north korean t.v
he was part of a u.s. attempt to undermine the government and ordered him jailed for 15 years. his wife and supporters plan to go to the white house this afternoon, hoping to pressure president obama and gain gross's freedom. libby will you remind us about alan grossman, what he was doing in cuba when he was detained? >> reporter: sure, stephanie, when he was 60 years old from the d.c. suburbs, he was working in cuba for the u.s. agency for international development, in in work that was designed to help the jewish community in cuba get better access to the internet. they arrested him on his departure back to the d.c. area and convicted him of subversive communication in a project. and since that time his family has been fighting to get him out. >> we are also hearing that allan gross has made a personal plea to the president. >> that's right. he has written a letter and says he felt abandoned by his country. his wife had to sell their home, his career is essentially ruined. he spent 20 years doing develop work overseas, and he says that has all been destroyed now, and he feels, and
a nuclear facility, the first time they've visited the site in more than two years. president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to roll back its enrichment of uranium, which it uses to generate nuclear energy. the program could also build a bomb. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible ke any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. you know, if you ask me what is the likelihood that we are able to arrive at the end state i was describing earlier, i want say it's more that 50/50, but we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other powers will meet to discuss implementing an great on the program. hassan ni says the deal that lists sanctions has helped his country's economy. >> controversy over the latest project by artist christo. he'll spread fabric high above the arkansas river. some say it will damage the eco >> it's called "over the river", and this is the river, the arkansas in south central colorado. what christo wants to do is suspend hundreds of huge panels of silvery clo
they have had access to a nuclear facility in more than two years. president obama has said yesterday the pursuit of a long standing deal with iran is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. iran has agreed to temporarily roll back its enrichment offun rainium which would be used to generate nuclear energy. iran insists it's nuclear program is peaceful. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for ran, like any country, to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likely that we are able to arrive at the end state that i was just describing earlier, you know, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. but we have to try. >> iran, the united states u.s. and five other world powers will meet this week to discuss a six-month deal to halt iran's nuclear program. the president said the deal which lifts sanctions has helped his country's economy. >>> this week on talk to al jazeera, iran's foreign minister mohammed zarif was asked if his country would attend a peace conference if invited? he is a key backer of assad. here is his response? >> we believ
doing anything for their own game. the new rule was imposed by president obama three years ago. we'll learn whether the housing recovery lost momentum. some data was delayed by the shut down. increases are expected despite higher mortgage rates. one economists says it's not just institutional investors helping the housing markets.. >> now you are seeing a lot of home buyers who are not institutional investors, who have better credit scores, and have decided that the time is about good to start buying home. and bankers are becoming more confident about the situation. >> we'll get a hint about friday's anticipated jobs report. payroll firm reports on how many private sector jobs were created last month. wall street has some of its moo back. after the do you closed lower on tuesday for a third straight day. the do you jones falling blow the 15,000 mark. the nasdaq holding above the 4,000 level. overseas european markets struggle to bounce back after three days of losses. markets ended the day lower. japan led the cle client, with the nikkei falling. chinese shares rallied on news of f
. itch time you see them over the years, they are prevalent and plentiful, president obama has spoke very reverentially of nelson mandela, quite obviously, an inspiration to this man that occupied the wilding behind us. >> thanks a lot. joining us now is the reverend jesse jackson. he is in birmingham england tonight, and we appreciate you taking the time to talk to us. good to see you, thank you very much. >> yes, sir. >> we have been talking about the parallel lines and apart tide in south africa. what did nelson mandela mean in the civil rights and around the world. between u.s. civil rights struggle and the south african struggle. act the work, he was jailed and stabbed, and killed at 39. mr. mandela struggling he was jailed for 27 years. and choosing reconciliation over retribution. so they both have that moral character about them. mr. obama, on the other hand, he was a benefactor. so he come as generation behind, but dr. kick, and mr. mandela, and and drink king were also trance forty figures. >> we just saw a picture of you, with one of my colleague morgan ratford who got the chan
. >> you i believe this is the challenging time of our tame. >> president obama said its time for a higher minimum wage. as the year winds down so does congress but big bills we main on the table. >>> and looking for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. >> the clock is ticking on the first session of the 113th congress. house is back in session bu sest the senate is still on break. libby casey joins us now from capitol hill with more. good afternoon, liby 2347 that's right, congress has a lot on its plate including the farm bill. if they don't get a farm bill passed it could cause a for the food stamp program and it could cause a problem for milk. the defense authorization act has to get passed, and unemployment benefits. long term unemployment benefits expired and they need to be renewed. president obama weighed in on that one. >> by the way, christmastime is not the time for congress to tell 1 million that they no lo longer have employment benefits. >> the senate comes in next week so there is still time to negotiate these big-ticket items but there is still
years, but the process has been rife with delays. >> in new york, they have to triple. >> and even though private insurance companies are selling plans on the obama exchanges, doctors remain ambivalent about whether they'll even take the insurance. in new york, 44% of physicians plan on sitting out. the first year. and roughly four in ten physicians say they're still weighing their options. >> the majority of doctors are in the middle. most doctors are very happy that uninsured people will be insured and they'll get more preventive care. from this standpoint more doctors are on board. the difficulties-- >> those difficulties boil down to money. 30% of doctors who were notified of new reimbursement rates on the exchanges said that those payments would be lower than medicare. lower payments to positions is one way of making the new plans affordable. many of the new plans also carry higher out of pocket costs which can read extra hurdles trying to correct and that could leave insurance companies on the hook for the costs. >> many are not going to be advise us of what the deductible is
in peace talks in cuba, trying to end a 50 year war that has taken more than 200,000 lives. >> president obama said the pursuit of a long-standing deal with iran to monitor olympic weapons is as likely to fail as it is to succeed. >> iran has agreed to temporarily roll back the enrichment of uranium and is used to generate nuclear energy. we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood that we arrive at the end state that i was describing earlier - i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss implementing a 6-month agreement on tehran's nuclear program. >> after leaving much of the country in a deep freeze, wintry weather is expected to hit the coast. dallas recorded its coldest day in more than 20 years. heidi jo-castro has more. >> 75,000 people are without power in the dallas area, not because of precipitation or snow, but stuff like this - the tree limbs are encrusted with
able to visit the site in two years. meanwhile president obama said the pursuit of a longstanding deal with iran to monitor its weapons is likely to fail as it is to succeed. he was talking at a pro-israel forum in washington. iran will roll back it's enrichment of uranium, which can be used to build a nuclear bomb, but also to generate energy. >> we have to not constantly assume that it's not possible r possible for iran, like any country to change over time. it may not be likely. if you ask me what is the likelihood at us arriving at the end state that i described earlier, i wouldn't say that it's more than 50/50. we have to try. >> iran, the u.s. and five other world powers will meet in the coming days to discuss a 6-month agreement. >> we are cracking a storm system creating problems. let's bring in metrologist eboni dean. >> i'm tracking a storm system in the east and a storm system across the west that will make its way east ward, merging with the system in place. it will create more travel woes across the north-east and great lakes. now. we have a wide area dealing with the snow
. >> you told "the daily beast", that the obama administration should have moved into syria two years ago, and criticised secretary of state john kerry as old style poll ki, -- policy, aimed at negotiations in okay-panelled rools. >> what should we have done and what should president kerry be doing differently now. >> many of us will say two years ago it was foreseeable. bashar al-assad wanted to make it sectarian and his government standing against the terrorists. that's what he succeeded in doing. it was predictable that the fighting would get worse. i told you sos are not helpful, from policy experts. i think secretary of state john kerry is doing the best he can under the circumstances in trying to get the parties to geneva to an okay panelled negotiating room. what i was saying is we do have to be operating with people on the ground at the statement. we cannot ignore the reality of the suffering on the ground and what that creates politically in support of hardline entities. we need to be doing more. i think we need to support what remains of more moderate groups on the ground. >> c
house many called on president obama to help free alan gross. he has been held in a cuban prison for four years is facing a 15-year prison. >>> forensic scientists in fran say yasser arafat died of natural causes and was not poisons which contradict swiss findings that found high levels of polonium. >>> thailand's prime minister yingluck shinawatra has alreadied police to stott fighting with protesters. david shuster i is in for ali velshi. >> public pensions are on the chopping block. tonight a landmark ruling for detroit. a new legislation in illinois will have big i a implications r retirees and pensioners everywhere. >>> the seismic shift making pushy car dealers the thing of the past. i'm david shuster in for ali velshi. and this is "real money." >> this is real money, and you are the most important part of the show. so join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter @aj real money. today the city of detroit got the go ahead from a federal judge to shed billions of dollars in debt in the largest bankruptcy in u.s. history. the national implications are huge beca
that things were going to get better. unfortunately that hasn't happened. >> obama administration has led the deportation of more people than any of the other administrations in years. >> i want everybody to be able to reach that american dream and that is why immigration reform is an economic imperative. >> these are people that just wanted a shot at the american dream and who love this country. and frankly you know many of these folks have contributed to greatly to our communities. >> and sometimes when i talk to immigration advocates, you know, they wish i could just bypass congress and change the law myself. but that's not how democracy works. >> but for those in the front lines of immigration enforcement, his words ring hollow. >> until everyone decides to speak with one solid voice, and develop that needed lobby, things aren't going ochange. because on the other -- to change. because on the other side, folks spend billions of dollars to lobby to keep the things the way they are. >> until our government does something to make our immigration laws more humane and more fair then the ki
this is the challenging time of our tame. >> president obama said its time for a higher minimum wage. as the year winds down so does congress but big bills we main on the table. >>> and looking for a stolen truck carrying extremely dangerous radioactive material. >> the clock is ticking on the first session of the
should end where it began. he will be buried in a smallvill village where he was born 85 years ago. words of sympathy to nelson mandela's widow. president obama called nelson mandemandela's wife to express s condolcondolences. >>> john takes us through all of the events that will honor nelson mandela in the coming days. >> south africa is preparing for a whole week of morning for mour nelson mandela who died in his sleep peacefully. sunday is being designated as a national day of prayer and reflection. which the country's 52 million people are being asked to remember nelson mandela in their thaitthoughts and prayers. the next poir important day is tuesday. that is when a memorial will be held at the soccer stadium. it is known locally as the calabash. a calabash is an african cook beincookingpot from wednesday tn mandela's body will lie in state in the union building in pretoria. there will be many memorial services throughout the country during those three days. there will be a state funeral. however we have information because at that funeral mandela's family and the world will say ghoo
the end of his first term in government, but that is four years away. >> stemming the violence in the central african republic. the challenges foreign troops are facing in trying to stop the bloodshed. a knew player, how another neighbour is getting into the fray. and president obama sounds off on the deal to reduce iran's capabilities, why he is cautiously optimistic about the agreement. >> the week of tributes to nelson mandela began with a national day of prayer in south africa. [ singing ] >> churches of all faiths honoured the former president. the official memorial service will be held tuesday in johannesburg. nick schifrin has this report from south africa where people remember how nelson mandela helped to unify a once-torn nation. >> nelson mandela talked about a rainbow nation. his struggle wasn't just on behalf of black south africans, but all south africans. >> nelson mandela wanted to build a nation united in diversity. citizens young and old, of all races and religions, say he created that union. at an interfaith service south africans celebrated opportunities and
to triple. >> even though they are selling plans on the obama changes dock portiodoctors remain ambivalent whether they will take the insurance. >> in new york 44% say they will set out the first year and 33 are not sure if they will participate. and 4. 4:10 are weighing their operations. lower pay to physicians is away to make plans affordable. but even for plans that pay higher rates many carry higher out of pocket costs which can create extra hurdles for doctors trying to collect. and that could leave physicians on the hook for the cost. many insurance companies will not advise us what the actual deductible will be ahead of time that means the doctor will have to wait for the insurance company determination and has to bill the patient and then hope that the patient can pay it. >> and that hea hope may not mae financial sense for doctors when the drive for the healthcare cost is putting pressure on their bottom line. >> it looks like a giant video but it does a whe a whole lot m. how scientists are taking 3-d. imaginingsimimages to a whole n. Ñ america i'm stephanie sy. here are today's
of government, including the head of state. attacks on aid workers tripled this year. >> the obama administration is back in sales mode for the affordable care act. the white house wants to pointed out the benefits of the law. the administration plans to focus on a specific benefit each day until the sign-up deadline on december 20 throw. that's when anyone who wants their medical coverage to begin january 1 must be enrolled. >> protestors overrun a government compound in thailand. >> why police lifted the barricade to say let them in. >> thousands of demonstrators remain defiant in key every. we'll look at how the battle of east versus west is playing a role in the ukraine uprising. >> good morning. welcome back to aljazeera america. i'm stephanie sy you. up next, protestors swarm a government compound in thailand while rallies in ukraine prompt the president to take action. first let's look at temperatures across the nation today. >> toward the northern tier, this morning in the teens and falling, expected to keep falling into the single digits through the day. ahead of the front
tribute to nelson mandela. president obama and first lady are taking off on air force one. >>> french forces are now the central africa republic say they will restore order by answer means necessary. the. >>> 37 years after students in soweto protests over the education system, south african students still fail to make the grade. it seems that apartheid is still hard to overcome. we have more from cape town. [ cheering ] nelson mandela supporting and encouraging children in school. from the start of his career as an ain't apartheid activist, the leader placed education at the center of the struggle. he said his single most important priority is >> later because of this and in some corner they would change and understand why the up rising. >> nelson mandela urgently educate black students to the standard of their white counterparts to give them both purpose and hope. >> they have really struggled to fulfill nelson mandela vision. they are crippled by inequa inequalities. school buildings are falling apart. >> schools outside of cape town are more typical of the problems the system is s
on what may be the easiest he ecommerce day of the year the most important shopping day of the season? the obama administration promised an improved healthcare wen sight in november. reviews are mixed. some are having trouble signing up. insurers say they are not getting the information they need. live pictures from bangkok. protesters have wished through police barricades and made it to the prime minister's. it's the 10th day of demonstrations against the thai regime. at least three people died in protests. >> tonight, investigators say speed was a factor in sunday's deadly train derailment in new york. officials say the commuter train was traveling 82 miles an hour when it jumped the tracks. >> that's more than 50 miles an hour faster than it should have been going. the accident killed four people and wounded dozens of others. we don't know if human error played a part in the crash. some experts say our trains rely far too much on people and that we already have the technology to prevent many deadly accidents. jake ward joins us from san francisco with more on that technology. jake?
stadium. mandela will be buried on sunday december 15th, following a state funeral. president obama is among the world leaders expected to attend. the u.s. economy added more than 200,000 jobs in november. the unemployment rate is now 7%. it's lowest point in five years. the southwestern united states is being battered by heavy, wintery weather. decides freezing rain a thunder and lightning storm could sweep across texas, arkansas, and oklahoma. france is putting more boots on the ground to help stop the violence in africa. african heads of state are meet in france to talk about the situation. but as jackry roland reports the day began with thoughts on the passing of nelson mandela. >> the president opened the meeting with a moment of silence in honor of mandela. and then went on to outline the meeting, in particular the situation the central african republic. he also said other key issues were trafficking and also terrorism, a problem which he said affected many countries on the continent. the summit continue on saturday. with six word powers to work out the details of a deal aimed
. president obama met nelson mandela in 2005 and will travel to south africa to attend memorial services. he'll be joined by former presidents bill clinton and george bush. >> 2013 is poised to be the best year for hire since 2005, before the recession. year low and is at 7%.l to a of the u.s. economy gained more jobs than it expected, adding 203,000 positions just last month. the gains were low spread in low and high-earning positions. mike viqueira has more from the white house. >> new unemployment figures are good news for the white house, they've been waiting for this for some time, and whether it matters economically or to many people, millions out of work and those what have given up looking for work. it's good news for the barack obama administration. with unemployment insurance to expire for 1.3 million if condepress doesn't act by the end. month, the white house is stuck in an ironic situation. they are arguing for an end to the cut if growth improves, gdp, in the last court, and down to 7% on friday, the lowest in five years. the administration says unemployment insurance has to be
is the white house's take. >> reporter: there is a paint by numbers aspect ever since the obama administration took office. yes, the unemployment rate has largely gone down. private sector employment has increased for two years running now. the white house will say its good news but there is more work to be done. that's what they said today. the better the economy improves, that gdp rate that came out and shocked everything in the third quarter. 3.6% growth. that's nearly rebust but not near full employment strength. >> i think we just lost mike. we did. my apologies. still ahead on al jazeera america. the latest on the wintery blast causing problems in several states. >>> and trying to keep a deadly conflict from growing worse. plans to stop a slot center africa. that's next. >> bitter cold ice and heavy snow battering the southwest. thkentucky is experiencing real problems on the road. take a look at these pictures. in texas at least 180,000 people have lost power. mark snyder has the latest for us in dallas. >> here's a taste of what it looks like most of the day. here american airlines age
have been exonerated in the past two decades and spent an average of ten years in prison and 30% of them have been exonerated by dna evidence. the president obama and first ladder were there and billy joel and santana and oprah singer, jazz musician herbie joncock and these are performers who influenced culture through the arts. and the flash mob military style, the u.s. airforce ban surprised visitors at the washington and space museum and it started with a chello player and a full orchestra and chorus and 120 in all and it lasted four minutes and ended with an ovation and thomas has stories we are following for the next hour. >> good morning to you. the heavy snow and ice that slammed the midwest is in the northeast and it caused massive traffic pile ups, power outages and airport delays. the prime minister of thailand dissolved the parliament and called for elections in the face of massive protests and demonstrators called for the prime minister's resignation. world leaders are heading to south africa ahead of the service for nelson mandela and it will be tomorrow at f and b
. it could be years before cultural attitudes catch up. >> in september, after the supreme court struck down the defensive marriage act. president obama ordered spouses of same-sex spouses to be given the same benefits. >> scientists decoded the oldest dna sequence. they hope it was related to the neanderthals. instead it's related to a group of ancient humans. the remains could explain how humans evolved and spread. >>> a record prize for an american master piece. this is "saying grace." it's a 1951 oil painting by norman rockwell. two bidders battled during a sotheby's auction. when the hammer came down it sold for 46 million, three times higher than the top price. it's considered a popular of the minipointings that rock well did. the work of cinema clients of charlie chaplin has been lost to decay. more on what is left of the slept era. >> charlie chapli, in a great of cinema. a pioneering entertainer he rose to fame during the era of the silent films. a director, composer and actor he is seen in his signature role. early motion pictures were called silent because synchronised dialogue wa
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